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USD/CNH closed above 7.000 for first time in 26-months

Despite attempts to stabilise the yuan, USD/CNH has reached 7.000 as policies between the Fed and PBOC continue to widen.

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USD/CNH almost at 7.00 as concerns over China intensify

When China sneezes, the world usually catches a cold – and that’s precisely how the markets have reacted so far.

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September 7, 2022 08:49 AM
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China’s PMI’s continue to underperform, USD/CNH bulls eye 7.00

The National Bureau of Statistics of China (NBS) released PMI data for China, and is another data set which underperforms relative to expectations.

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August 30, 2022 10:21 PM

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Additional China stimulus helps stimulate the Aussie

Earlier today, China announced 19 additional policies to help the economy, worth $146 billion. These policies will primarily support infrastructure projects.

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Could the PBOC allow USD/CNH to head for 7.000

USD/CNH enjoyed its best day since the pandemic yesterday following China’s weak data, as the PBOC seemingly want to allow their currency to slide to help support the economy.

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AUD/USD: Where to next?

With poor economic data and a rate cut from China, it was almost a perfect storm for commodity currencies to sell off, particularly, AUD/USD.

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August 15, 2022 03:32 PM
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WTI lower, but it has little to do with the upcoming OPEC+ meeting

With negative manufacturing data beginning in China and continuing throughout the US session, WTI Crude Oil has been trading lower, down nearly 5% on Monday.

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August 1, 2022 03:04 PM
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US Yields on the move again. What does it mean for USD/JPY?

US 10-year yields and USD/JPY have a strong, positive correlation with a correlation coefficient of +0.92.

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June 6, 2022 02:37 PM
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China set to reopen; Good news for the Yuan?

China is back and looking to move forward. With some help from the government, the trough in the PMI data may be behind us.

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Chinese yuan, stocks and commodities slump

Just when you thought the c-word was no more a thing for the markets…

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April 25, 2022 07:31 AM
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China’s service PMI gets served, base metals lower

Covid reared its ugly head again on economic data, which saw China’s service PMI contract at its fastest pace since the pandemic.

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April 5, 2022 11:25 PM
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Is USD/CNH set for a multi-month rally?

If current (and expected) yield differentials are anything to go by, the yuan looks quite overvalued. Especially in the context of ongoing growth concerns and geopolitical risks.

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March 15, 2022 11:19 PM
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Are China’s problems finally catching up? USD/CNH

It appears that the PBOC couldn’t keep the Yuan down any longer and may have “let it go” to take out stops below the market

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October 19, 2021 01:06 PM
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US-China tensions on the rise again: Could USD/CNH be (re-)weaponized?

The two sides are nowhere near rolling back the tariffs that kickstarted the “trade war” three years ago...

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September 17, 2021 07:06 AM
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Global Stock Indices slide as Delta variant, China, and Crude Oil weight on markets; USD/CAD higher

With the large selloff in global stock market indices today, traders may turn cautious on risk.

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July 19, 2021 10:22 AM
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China and US CPI and PPI: Is it transitory?

This week’s CPI and PPI out of the US will give traders a better idea of where inflation is headed

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May 11, 2021 06:35 AM
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European Open: With a Turn of The Screw, China Sends AUD Lower

An otherwise quiet trading session took a turn for the worse overnight, as China “indefinitely” suspended high-level economic talks with Australia.

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People’s Bank of China: a guide to China’s interest rates

The People’s Bank of China is somewhat of an enigma compared to other central banks. Find out everything you need to know about the PBOC and how its meetings influence financial markets.

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April 28, 2021 01:26 AM
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BOAO Forum: Key themes to watch from the “Asian Davos”

The two most important themes to watch will be the discussion around carbon neutrality and the COVID-19 vaccine...

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China: So many problems but PMIs ain’t one

Despite all the geopolitical problems, the economy is still humming along.

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March 31, 2021 05:47 AM
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European Open: USD/JPY hits fresh highs, China PMI’s rise

Now on its sixth consecutive bullish session, USD/JPY rallied to a fresh high overnight and stopped just shy of 111.00.

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March 30, 2021 09:44 PM
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Asian Open: PMI supportive of sentiment overnight (bar China)

PMI data was mostly supportive of sentiment overnight, with data from parts of Asia, Europe and North America beating expectations.

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March 1, 2021 12:10 PM
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China Manufacturing PMI above 50, but for how much longer?

If the trend continues, the readings will soon be below 50, indicating China’s manufacturing sector will be contracting!

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March 1, 2021 08:02 AM